Varanasi also known as Benares.Banares or Kashi is a North Indian city on the banks of the Ganges in Uttar Pradesh. Varanasi is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. The spiritual capital of India.
Varanasi grew as an important industrial centre, famous for its muslin and silk fabrics, perfumes, ivory works, and sculpture. Varanasi remained the centre of activity for Hindu intellectuals and theologians during the Middle Ages, which further contributed to its reputation as a cultural centre of religion and education.Hindus believe that death in the city will bring salvation, making it a major centre for pilgrimage. The city is known worldwide for its many ghats, embankments made in steps of stone slabs along the river bank where pilgrims perform ritual ablutions. Of particular note are the Dashashwamedh Ghat, the Manikarnika Ghat, the Panchganga Ghat, and the Harishchandra Ghat, where Hindus cremate their dead.
Many historical and tourism places are in varanasi. Most popular places are Ganges River, Banaras Ghats, Dasaswamedh Ghat, Sarnath, Assi Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Vishwanath Temple and many more.